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International Poetry day Nobel Poets ? Ko Un and Adonis

Today is international poetry day,I have rarely featured poetry in translation,I personally read very little poetry maybe one or two collections a year if that so if tomorrow sees a Poet winning the Nobel I will be interested to read more as to get the prize for the best body of work must mean something anyway with today being international poetry day I will feature two short piece by two of the poets riding high in the Nobel Literature betting this year. 235 more words


Body and soul, let’s all go / transformed into arrows! / Piercing the air / body and soul, let’s go / with no turning back. …

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Ear Of Ko Un

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What you will do when your country cry
What you will do when kids are going to die
Same questions were in the mind of… 12 more words


Flowers of a Moment: Poem 174

길을 잃었다 가도 가도 그냥 모래뿐이었다
고비 사막이었다
모래에 묻혔다 나온 백골

장차 내 백골 따위
뒷세상의 길이 될까

가슴이 두근두근 오아시스가 가까웠다


Poetry Day 4 - a bit of "Ko Un" for the soul

Today I’m pondering “Taklamakan Desert” by Ko Un translated by Korean-American poet Suji Kwok Kim.

The poem speaks to me in a way that “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” 451 more words


Searching for the flower I missed on my way up

I just started watching All About My Romance yesterday, and I’m already halfway through – what does that tell you?  I’ve hardly heard anything about this one, but I love it so far. 64 more words


Flowers of a Moment: Poem 157

시베리아 혹한만을 말하지 말자
시베리아 폭염 속
썩어버린 잉어가시 하얗게 빛나더라


Let’s not speak only of Siberia’s bitter cold.
Inside of a Siberian heat wave… 66 more words